Staks

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Staks
GoBots character
Stakstransport-box.jpg
GoBots Staks Transport in box
First appearance

Challenge of the GoBots episode 1, "Battle for GoBotron"
Release number

23
Information
Aliases Massif
Species GoBot
Gender Male
Occupation Friendly Robot Transport
Abilities

Affiliation

Guardian GoBot
Alternate mode

Peterbilt 352H

Staks is a fictional character in the GoBots series introduced in 1985. He is a heroic Guardian GoBot who turns into a semi-truck.

GoBots

Staks is a Guardian GoBot who turns into a semi-truck. He calls himself "king of the road". He considers Leader-1 to be his "buddy".[1] He should not be confused with the 1995 Transformers character Staxx or the 2014 X-Transbots character Stax.

Reception

Staks was named 13 on the list of "20 GoBots That Remind Us Why the GoBots Sucked So Incredibly Hard" by Rob Bricken on gizmodo.com in 2013.[2]

Abilities

Like most GoBots, Staks has numerous abilities because of his robotic body. He can survive in space and is super-humanly strong and tough. He can fly in robot mode and project energy blasts from his hands. His body heals quickly when supplied with energy. He can turn into a semi-truck.

Animated series

Staks first appeared in the Challenge of the GoBots episode 1, "Battle for GoBotron".

Staks appeared in "Auto-Madic" episode 33, where he dons a Power Suit and helped form the Power Warrior Courageous, which defeats Puzzler.[3]

In episode 49, "Fitor to the Finish", Zeemon took custody of the captured Renegade Fitor on GoBotron. Aiding Zeemon with the prisoner were the Guardian troopers Blaster, Dive-Dive, Heat Seeker, Night Ranger and Staks.

Staks appeared in episode 60, "Guardian Academy".

Comics

Fun Publications

Staks was featured in the 2016 Ask Vector Prime story Echoes and Fragments, set during the events of The Transformers: The Movie. The manipulations of the evil Gong and Sideways resulted in various GoBots swapping places with characters during the events of that film. Bolt, Scratch, Dozer and Staks with power suits took the place of Grimlock, Slag, Sludge and Swoop in the story. During the battle for Guardian City they formed Courageous and faced Devastator.[4]

Cataclysmverse
Staks in High Noon by Fun Publications

Staks had a cameo in the Transformers Timelines 2016 story "High Noon", where Small Foot had a dream where she envisioned Staks and several of her other friends in peril. In this story Staks is form is depicted as a recolor of Generations Combiner Wars Optimus Prime with the head left in vehicle mode.

Rhetoricverse

Staks appeared in the Transformers: Renegades Rhetoric episode 35 story "Trash and Treachery". In the story Pumper and Staks attended a global summit on pollution, where they were attacked by Zero and the Master Renegade.[5]

TFcon comics

Staks appeared in the TFCon 2013 comic story "Lost World, Lost Mind" where he and Bug Chomp assisted Baron von Joy in using the new modifier on Roswell and Van Guardian.[6]

Toys

  • Tonka Super GoBots 23 Staks (1985)
A reuse of the Machine Robo Big Trailer Robo toy. Turns from robot to semi-truck. Staks came with two rifles.
Note that despite his appearance in the animated series using a Power Suit, the Staks toy is much too large to fit in any power suit toy.
  • Tonka Super GoBots Staks Transport (1985)
Staks was sold with a non-transforming trailer. Ths box art depicts him carrying Hans-Cuff, Sparky and Van Guard on the trailer.

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/5870/
  2. http://io9.gizmodo.com/5976109/20-gobots-that-remind-us-why-the-gobots-sucked-so-incredibly-hard
  3. "Auto-Madic". Written by Mark Zaslove. Challenge of the GoBots. First-run syndication. November 23th, 1985. No. 33, season 1.
  4. Jim Sorenson (w). "Echoes and Fragments" Ask Vector Prime (February 10th, 2016), Fun Publications
  5. "Trash and Treachery". Written by Jim Sorenson. Transformers: Renegades Rhetoric. October 22nd, 1986/December 1st, 2015. No. 35, season 1.
  6. Daniel Arseneault ] (w), Nathan Jackson (p), Nathan Jackson (i), Arthur Kobalewscuy (col), Arthur Kobalewscuy (let), Colin Douglas (ed). "Lost World, Lost Mind" TFcon (July 26th, 2013), TFcon

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